unconscious incompetence - We don't know what we don't know.This exercise has students apply this schema to their own area of expertise (e.g., musical ability, an athletic skill, a hobby, etc.), and to examine the process by which they came to their level of competence. This schema can then be applied in later sections of the course to the subject matter.
conscious incompetence - We are acutely aware just what we don't know about a body of knowledge.
conscious competence - We are aware of what we know, but we are required to be conscious of it in order to make use of it.
unconscious competence - We don't even have to think about our knowledge and/or skills in order to apply them effectively.
Combining these concepts:
|incompetence||Quadrant I||Quadrant II|
|competence||Quadrant IV||Quadrant III|
1. What is your area of expertise?
2. Describe a moment/fact when you moved
from Quadrant I to Quadrant II.
3. How did you learn something (be specific)
that moved you from Quadrant II to Quadrant III?
4. What is the main thing required to move
from Quadrant II to Quadrant III?
5. What is the main thing required to move
from Quadrant III to Quadrant IV?
6. Give an example where you moved from
Quadrant IV around to Quadrant I again.
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